Democrat Reps Call Rice’s Critics Sexist, Racist While Mocking McCain For Naval Academy Grades, Choice Of Sarah Palin


Washington Times:

Republican senators’ angry criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her  initial account of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya smacks of sexism and  racism, a dozen female members of the House said Friday.

In unusually  personal terms, the Democratic women lashed out at Sens. John McCain and Lindsey  Graham who earlier this week called Rice unqualified and untrustworthy and  promised to scuttle her nomination if President Barack Obama nominates her to  succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“All of the things they have disliked about things that have gone on in the  administration, they have never called a male unqualified, not bright, not  trustworthy,” said Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the  Congressional Black Caucus. “There is a clear sexism and racism that goes with  these comments being made by unfortunately Sen. McCain and others. READ MORE



At a press conference of female House  Democrats pushing back against Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) criticism of  Ambassador Susan Rice’s false explanation of the Benghazi terror  attack, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wisc.) mocked McCain’s choice of former  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) as his running mate in 2008.

“It’s very difficult to recruit qualified women, and Sen. McCain  should know that,” Moore said at a Capitol Hill press conference Friday,  prompting laughter from the other women members on the stage.

Several female House Democrats held a press conference to defend Rice  from criticism made by McCain and other Republicans over her false  explanations of the terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Marsha Fudge (D-Ohio)  accused Rice’s GOP critics of having sour grapes after the party’s loss  in the 2012 presidential election, mocking McCain for finishing near the  bottom of his class at the Naval Academy. McCain, the son and grandson  of famous admirals, has admitted not taking his academic studies very  seriously while at the academy. READ MORE


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